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"Jack shit, I'm leaving. Do you know what the Central Finite Curve is? They built a wall around infinity. They separated all the infinite universes from all the infinite universes where he's the smartest man in the universe. Every version of us has spent every version of all of our lives in one infinite crib built around an infinite fucking baby. And I'm leaving it. That's what makes me "evil"—being sick of him. If you've ever been sick of him, you've been evil, too."— Evil Morty
"Now you're Evil Morty too. Sooner or later, we all are."— Evil Morty to the original Morty.
This version of Mortimer "Morty" Smith, named "Evil Morty" by fans and formerly known as Candidate Morty and President Morty was a main antagonist in the adult animated TV series Rick and Morty, appearing as the hidden main villain of "Close Rick-counters of the Rick Kind" and "The Ricklantis Mix-Up"/"Tales from the Citadel". He was the creator of Evil Rick Sanchez and the one truly responsible for the deaths of Ricks and abductions of Mortys from different universes; he managed to escape capture and be elected first President of the Citadel of Ricks following the destruction of the public Council of Ricks.
Why He's Far From Evil
- He may get a small amount of screen time, but the actions he has caused and got away with it made him one of the darkest and mysterious villains in the show. And yes, he is much darker than the titular protagonist himself.
- He had created a robot Rick naming him "Evil Rick" to go around alternate timelines to murder the Ricks, kidnapping and torturing the Mortys, framed both Rick and Morty from the universe C-137, then later destroyed the evidence about the murders he's caused in season 1.
- Evil Morty took control of the Citadel, overthrew the council of Ricks, became a powerful dictator, and shows no mercy and hesitation to kill the Ricks that disagree with him and his ideals in season 3.
- For a character like Evil Morty, he's very calm, but very sinister, and doesn't give a shit about anything in order to complete his goal.
- While the original Morty is awkward, sometimes wimpy, sometimes sadistic, Evil Morty is the complete opposite: he is cold, manipulative, cunning, ruthless, highly intelligent, and tyrannical dictator, almost mirroring most Ricks and even exceeding them at times. Which makes him even more intimidating.
- A plot twist in season 1, episode 10, where he had once lied to the main show's Morty and said; "A Morty has no chance in defeating a Rick." causing the original to believe he'll never surpass his Rick, and at the end of the same episode, he destroyed the evidence that he created "Evil Rick" as a decoy, blended in with the Mortys he kidnapped, became president of the Citadel all the while destroying the entire place, and made his escape. Meaning Ricks had already surpassed a Rick.
- While a sudden cameo, his design in season 4 looked awesome.
- Even just by 4 episodes of the entire show's run, audiences managed to learn about him. Not a lot, but enough to show how much he's been being built up for the last 8 years. His appearance in the Season 5 finale was his best and finally explains his true motivations:
- All he wanted was to be free of Rick by destroying the Citadel.
- as he is sick of all the Ricks and their evil deeds and wants to get rid of them, which is understandable considering how Ricks are evil and sometimes love to bully the Mortys.
- As much as he admitted he was evil, he was honest enough to prove how much he hated being alongside Rick and being treated like shit by him all the time.
- Out of all the villains in Rick and Morty so far, Evil Morty is one of the few to win at the end:
- Elected for president in order to replace the Council of Ricks.
- Destroying the Citadel, one of Rick's biggest creations.
- Make the main show's Rick come to his senses that his nihilistic actions can turn anyone close to him into an irredeemable monster.
- Convinced the main show's Morty that he will one day turn against Rick after he got the full context of Rick's flashback.
- Went to another dimension to be never seen again, but as a subtle moment that Evil Morty succeeded in completing his dream, whereas Rick failed.
- His theme song.
- While the original symbolizes his mysterious character, the cover in season 5 represents his freedom from the torment that the Mortys endured from their respective Ricks.
The Only Evil Quality
- While is motivation is understandable, there's no reason for him to kill other Mortys.